98 Blazer a mixed bag
By nitefaze on
1998 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4dr SUV
Basically, the Blazer is a good car.
For the most part reliable. One bad
alternator took out the battery and
self destructed at about 48K miles
over warrantee in time, I ate $800
repair while away from home.
At 68K the water pump went, in a heart
beat engine over heated and froze
before we could get the car off the
highway. Melt down to the tune of
$3400. When somethings goes, it goes
suddenly without warning and it is very
expensive. Repairs have been avg about
$600 yr. For a US car that might be
typical, but 6 1/2 years ownership I
think its bad after the warrantee ran
out. Economically not an experiece I
want to repeat.
Seating is very good, the back seats
lay down really flat for a big cargo
deck. Sound system is good.
Build an engine to run for 100K mi w/o
major break downs. The Japanese,
Germans & Sweds do it, why not the US?
At about 4 years ownership the plastic
knobs on the radio and air vents began
to crumber to dust really strange!